You probably already know that chiropractic is for correcting posture, but did you also realize there are several other ways it can benefit men? It will help you get stronger in many ways, allowing you to perform at your best and enjoy life 100%.
With further ado, here are 7 ways how chiropractic care can improve men’s health (Ladies, you should read this one too so that you can spread the word to the special men in your life):
#1 Chiropractic relieves and prevents back pain
Back pain affects most men at some point in their lives. Normal aging and physically demanding occupations or activities can cause discs in the spine to wear out, with poor posture and prolonged repetitive movements speeding up the process. Getting checked by a chiropractor will not only help alleviate back pain but can prevent future recurrences . Through spinal adjustments, the chiropractor realigns the vertebrae, improving the functionality of the spine and spinal column. This reduces pressure from everyday stressors and improves the function of the back in general.
#2 Chiropractic helps lower blood pressure
For men, high blood pressure continues to be a leading cause of death. Although medication can control blood pressure, it still doesn’t eliminate the problem. Chiropractic adjustments, on the other hand, have been found to help lower blood pressure and reduce the need for hypertension drugs .
In one such trial, 50 participants received high blood pressure modifications for 8 weeks. Some were real adjustments while some were sham adjustments. When compared to those who did not, individuals who received the true adjustments had lower blood pressure (both diastolic and systolic). This is so because our nervous system regulates blood pressure, just like it does for all other bodily systems. Blood pressure may be lowered by specific chiropractic adjustments designed to release constrictions on the nerves.
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#3 Chiropractic reduces the chances of headaches
While headaches and migraines tend to affect more women, this can also happen in men. An estimated 10% of men are regular sufferers and are likely to experience it from stress, physical exertion, and lifestyle triggers. Spinal misalignments can be one of the triggers too. The muscles that are linked to bones become tense and tight when they are even slightly out of alignment. This, in turn, impedes the circulation of blood and the transmission of information through the nerves, which can trigger headaches.
Having your chiropractor adjust the spine back into its normal alignment will reset the body’s system . Headaches can be less frequent because the joints will move more freely, the muscles can start to relax on their own, and the circulation and nervous system will start to function normally again.
#4 Chiropractic Improves Posture
Improved posture is another advantage of regular chiropractic visits. Because chiropractors are so knowledgeable about the spine and posture, they can adjust you and provide you with a variety of stretches and exercises to help realign your spine. This especially helps when your natural neck curve has begun to straighten out or when you have postural abnormalities like one hip or shoulder being higher than the other. To help you maintain proper posture at home and work, chiropractors can also offer ergonomic recommendations, such as how to arrange your chair, computer, and desk. Overall, the body and spine will be more generally better aligned with the assistance of chiropractic adjustments and the advice offered by your chiropractor.
#5 Chiropractic Boosts Athletic Performance, Healing, and Recovery
Many men love being physically active, taking part in sports, and working hard in the yard or the gym. Although leading an active lifestyle has many health benefits, it can also increase the risk of muscle and joint injury. Chronic pain resulting from an injury might keep you from participating in your favourite activities and lead a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle. With this, chiropractic care can benefit active men in three ways: First, regular adjustments can boost your energy; second, adjustments keep the body strong and in good condition making it less prone to injury; and third, if ever you do get an injury, adjustments can speed up the healing process.
#6 Chiropractic reduces stress and improves sleep
Men who are chronically sleep-deprived experience a wide range of health issues. Daytime fatigue, irritability, trouble concentrating, a weakened immune system, memory problems, and a poor sex drive are just some of these symptoms. Of course, if you consistently feel exhausted and unrested, coping with everyday stress is challenging as well. Chiropractic care can be helpful in this situation. Adjustments not only reduce restlessness-causing muscle tension, but also improve blood circulation, and reduce pain. Together, these help with relaxation and promote restful sleep. In addition, chiropractors can offer guidance on a more comfortable sleeping position, postural exercises, a firm mattress, and an ergonomic pillow to help you sleep better.
#7 Chiropractic promotes a positive mindset
Positive thinking frequently rises when you make progress toward correcting your health issues. That’s exactly what chiropractic does. Reading through numbers 1-6, you can just see how there are so many ways that chiropractic improves the health and the functioning of your body and mind. It all makes sense— as the body becomes aligned, your underlying issues get corrected. You feel and function better and so it makes you feel more positive!
Schedule your check-up today
Our chiropractors at North Shore Chiropractic have experience helping men (and women) of all ages meet their wellness goals. Please get in touch if you are experiencing any of the above problems. We will be able to assess how we can help you feel your best after a complete spinal and posture checkup. For appointments call 09 4424310 or book online here.